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Can Powerball end poverty? Lottery meme fails to check the math

A photo suggesting the US could end poverty by dividing the $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot evenly was widely shared on Facebook, but the math really, really (really) didn't add up.

By January 12, 2016

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Lottery opens for first Toyota fuel-cell vehicle

Environmental organization EMA sponsors a contest to win Toyota's first production fuel-cell vehicle, at $100 per entry.

By October 9, 2014

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Didn't win Apple's WWDC ticket lottery? You might still be in luck

Apple faithful this year had to enter a lottery to buy a ticket to the company's annual developer confab. But the unlucky ones may still get be able to buy a ticket.

By April 18, 2014

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Sorry devs, Apple's WWDC lottery is now closed

If you had your heart set on attending Apple's annual developers conference and hadn't yet registered for the lottery, well, there's always next year.

By April 7, 2014

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In a novel sales tactic, you need an invitation to buy the new Ubuntu phone

The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition goes on sale this week in a lottery-style sale.

By June 24, 2015

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UK broadband speeds are a postcode lottery, says survey

The biggest factor in the speed of your broadband might not be the company you buy it from, but your postcode, according to new research.

By March 27, 2013

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Teen iOS app developers hit download lottery

Apple helps promote the app Finish, which was created by two high school students to help people deal with procrastination.

By February 20, 2013

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Yahoo awarded $610 million from lottery spammers

Spammers sent e-mails telling people they had won lottery prizes from Yahoo in order to defraud them, Yahoo claims.

By December 7, 2011

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Bad ads are ruining our (sex) lives, say Americans

In a survey performed by an analytics company, Americans complain that bad ads -- especially when repeated -- are stopping them from surfing the Web, working, and even, say almost 1 in 5, sex. Pop-up ads and lottery scams are the worst offenders.

By April 14, 2013

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Facebook Powerball hoaxer: Girlfriend wanted me to nix it

Nolan Daniels, the software engineer who fooled many into believing he'd won the Powerball lottery, admits he wanted the Facebook shares record.

By December 11, 2012